Avra is an excellent coach and mentor, She is supportive, insightful and her distinctive presence helps build your own coaching presence, a pre-requisite for self –development and for developing your coachees. She helped me clarify my thinking around some key issues I was working on, enabling me to move forward to confidence and certainty as a coach. Thank you, Avra!
Kosmas Michail,Advisor Bank of Greece
“I have known Mrs. Avra Lyraki and I have had the opportunity to assess her extraordinary abilities as she has worked as a collaborator in a project for business ethics.
She has organizational abilities of a very high standard and her help has been invaluable. Avra is trustworthy, solid, flexible, an excellent personality.
Anthony GortzisEx President of the World Federation in Advertising
Avra is a very attentive listener and an attuned coach who listens carefully to one's needs and helps create solutions. Fantastic listening skills, great empathy and focus on result, as well as very innovative methods that she uses in her practice all focused on the client's goal - this is what sets Avra apart.
Evgenia NovikovaManager of Learning & Development, Central Europe at McKinsey & Company
Avra is a wonderful person. So difficult to find nowadays, so easy to approach... Really very good mentor. Skills? Empathy, strong insight, wisdom.
It's a privilege to know her and I strongly recommend her services. Life Self Coaching initiative is what all of us need to advance successfully his life .... for good!"
Avra is extremely responsible and attentive as an individual and as a coach. She is thorough in her attitude and if she decides to get something done -- you can bet it's going to happen. She is always reliable, professional and strategic in her approach.
Marianna Lead, MCC, ICF
Avra is undoubtedly a very competent Communications Professional, with a natural graciousness, extrovert style and fine sense of humor that are projecting and further enhancing her communication skills. These combined with hard work, self motivation, stamina, liveliness, creativity and resourcefulness, make Avra not only a very competent, but a very pleasant person to work with. Getting to know her better, I have come to understand and appreciate a rare combination of integrity, warmth, optimism, openness and self confidence.
E.P.Human Resources Director Telco
Dedicated, very good communicator, professional, with a sweet and delicate sense of humour, that is how I characterise dr. Avra Lyraki. She was a key-note speaker at our event on social media. She appeared to be well immersed in the topic, had excellent contact with the public and explained the subject in a light and very pleasant way.
Celeste NeelenManaging Director ARTISA, Academic & Art Retreat in Greece
Avra is a very active professional as well as, academic person, with excellent communication skills. She is extremely organized, can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. She is committed to her goals and combines creativity with feasible planning and execution, in relation to the given resources, in order to deliver any given project. She builds excellent rapport with the people she has to cooperate with either locally or internationally.
Dr. Gregory PapanikosDirector, Athens Institute of Education & Research
Dr. Lyraki is a resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented person who was frequently able to come up with new and innovative approaches to assigned projects. She is highly respected, as both a person and a professional.
Ellie MelahroinidouMarketing Director, Hellenic Football Federation
Avra Lyraki was associated as my Cherie Blair Foundation mentor in the Mentoring Women in Business Plan. Avra nurtured my goals, reinforced my strength and affirmed my self-driven nature and artistic talents, giving me autonomous space to make discerning choices. She consistently nudged me towards the completion of my set goals with a positive influence. I found hert to have honorable leadership qualities, well-scheduled with our meetings, a good listener, solution oriented and focused on the implementation of our goals.Under her guidance and endorsement, I executed my painting website as my mainstream marketing tool (www.fariyazaeem.com). I was also encouraged to produce a new body of work for a solo exhibition and Avra was part of the painting journey. She also equipped me with good reading material for sharing knowledge and learnings. I find Avra to be a dynamic professional, caring and compassionate human with a good combination of sobriety and cheerfulness.
Fariya ZaeemHead of Marketing, Soneri Bank
I have known Dr. Lyraki since 2006 as a professional and academic. I have
always admired her professionalism, her reliability and her ability to deliver
results effectively and efficiently within tight timeframes. She seeks continuous
improvement, aiming always higher.On the interpersonal side, Dr. Lyraki has
superior written and verbal communication skills. Her broad professional, as well
as, academic skills and experience in Corporate Communications, Public
Relations and Life Coaching make her an ideal asset for any company who is
looking for a Corporate Communications leader
G.K.Human Resources Leader, Central & Eastern Europe
I have had the pleasure of cooperating with Dr. Avra Lyraki since November 2006 when I hired her as an instructor at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) of the American College of Greece – Deree College.
Dr. Lyraki delivered successful seminars on Event Management, Interpersonal Relations and Professionalism, Marketing and Public Relations, Business Communications, Professional Public Relations, Personal Assistant Briefing, Customer Service and Life Coaching. Her student evaluations are consistently high at 4.5/5.
Dr. Lyraki is an eloquent speaker and committed professional. She is very skilled at building rapport with an audience and engaging in her chosen topics. On a personal level, I find her to be dynamic, responsible, and intelligent.
Vicky Lambrou-VassilakouFormer, Assistant Dean, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, The American College of Greece
It is my honor and pleasure to recommend certified Intelligent Leadership Executive Coach, Avra Lyraki to leaders, future leaders and organizations who are striving for continuous greatness.
I have worked with hundreds of executive coaches worldwide and Avra in my opinion is in the top % of outstanding coaches who combines incredible intellect, sensitivity, insight and passion that creates a powerful partnership with her clients.
What an outstanding person and talent any organization/leader who makes the decision to work with her will be making a great decision and investment!
John Mattone#2 ranked Executive Coach (globalgurus.org) and former Steve Jobs Executive Coach
Avra is a very energetic person, committed to excellent delivery and great creative solutions. Working with her has been a pleasure and I have enjoyed the punctuality and reliability that goes along with her passion for her work. Highly recommended!